The earth exhales in gratitude at the hope of Winter’s end; flowers in bloom herald the arrival of Spring.
Youth rejoices as the air warms with the scent of daffodils, and glorious tulips side-by-side like lovers stand.
Birds trill their joyous song, hungry mouths stretched toward the sky, as Robin and Jay and Sparrow, renew the promise of the season with new life.
Those of us who remember yesterday and yesterday and yesterday more, stand and stretch and warm our bones beneath Spring’s rejuvenating rays,
And once again our hearts lift up in thankful prayer,
for another Spring is ours.
© 2007 Debra Shiveley Welch